Pretty Sap Buckets

Hey friends!  I left you at the Christie Antique Show and told you all about how I overcame my fear of antiques.  In fact, I walked away with a little purchase of my own.

I should probably add that I can be terribly frugal and have a hard time making decisions when it comes to spending money.  I guess that is partly why I ended up spending only $10.  After I scoped out most of the market I came across a whole pile of old sap buckets.  I was delighted and like a kid in a candy store!!  I got right up close and personal as I inspected the lot in order to select a pair that would be coming home with me.  At 5 bucks a pop these were a bargain!

And I had to work for it too! These suckers were stuck together pretty tightly.  But not to worry, the kind man selling the buckets hit the bottom with a hammer a few times and they just slipped apart!

After I handed the man my $10 I walked away proud as a peacock with my new (old) purchase!

But what on earth do you do with the sap buckets, you ask?  Well, the possibilities are totally and completely endless.  I already have some plans in mind for incorporating them into my Christmas decorating.

But for now they are housing some happy pink glads!

I realized recently that I mostly show zoomed in pictures of objects in my house, so today I will show you a bigger view of the main floor of our house… for perspective’s sake  The front door is right behind me as I take this picture.

Since this was my first time using these buckets as vases I wasn’t sure if they would leak any water.  So just to be safe I put a pair of smaller vases inside, filled them with water, and placed the flowers in them.  Our teak table gets terrible water stains so hopefully this will protect it!

Although most of the stuff in our house is on the newer side of things, I love that the sap buckets add a story to our home.

It is pretty cool to think that these sap buckets used to hang on maple trees, collecting sap. And that the sap turned into sweet maple syrop, which ended up on somebody’s pancakes!

What can I say?  I’m just a total sap for pretty things (Ok, ok, bad pun, I know…)

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  • Coleen
    July 30, 2019


  • Sana
    July 30, 2019

    Wow. They look so pretty with the flowers in them! The rest of your house looks so lovely as well 🙂

  • Revel!
    July 30, 2019

    Thanks Sana!

  • Hillary
    July 30, 2019

    Your house looks A-mazing! You have such a decorative eye! Can you give us a full photo tour!? 🙂

  • Annie
    July 30, 2019

    What a beautiful idea! I love it.

  • Ashley
    July 30, 2019

    That’s it. I’m moving in. Your house is designed exactly how I dream of mine one day! I can’t wait to own a place and make it my own. I’m sick of the mish-mosh stuff in our rentals. I love your outfit. I love the buckets. I love the flowers. [i’ll stop now 😉 ]

  • Marcia
    July 30, 2019

    I love the sap buckets, they look great where you placed them. At christmas with little white lights and silver ornaments, whoa I wish I had some

  • Laura @ Tidbits
    July 30, 2019

    I just came across your blog yesterday and wanted to say hi!! 🙂 I haven’t gotten a chance to do a good look around yet, but am definitely loving what I see so far. Your photography is amazing!
    Oh and I just love how you used those sap buckets.

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    July 31, 2019

    those are gorgeous! i am going to take a trip to a flea market this weekend…fingers are crossed i’ll find something awesome there so i can decorate like you 🙂

  • Krista (kristastes)
    July 31, 2019

    LOVE that idea. Also love your painted jars w/the puffy paint designs! I have been on the lookout for an entryway table like yours for a few months but haven’t found one I like enough to buy yet!